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biography

CHIELI MINUCCI – guitarist, producer, composer – is the leader of the Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group SPECIAL EFX, which formed in 1982.

Minucci & Special EFX have recorded a combined 27 CD’s, 8 of those being solo releases. In addition Minucci has recorded and performed with top pop artists such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Jessica Simpson, Anasta-sia and others..

Jazz artists such as Bobby Caldwell, Chuck Loeb, Paul Jackson Jr., Marion Meadows, Jay Beckenstein/ Spyro Gyra, Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Veasley, Lao Tizer, Nestor Torez, Bob Baldwin, Jeff Lorber and many others.

His father, Ulpio Minucci (concert pianist/composer) wrote the now ’standard’ 1955 hit song “Domani,” as well as “A Thousand Thoughts of You,” and “Felicia” (both sung by Nat King Cole).

Also known as a composer for television and film, Minucci was nominated for 10 Daytime Emmy Awards and has won 3, in 1998, 2007, and most recently in 2008, for his eclectic compositional work on CBS’s The Guiding Light. He has written music for well-known programs such as Good Morning America (theme), Bloomberg Radio (theme), Access Holly-wood, The 700 Club, and others. He has written music for well-known programs such as Good Morning America (theme), Bloomberg Radio (theme), Access Holly-wood, The 700 Club, and others. He also contributed music to the sound-tracks of Bowfinger (1999), Legally Blonde (2001). and Panic (2000), as well as most recently to ‘Lifted’ (2007).
Minucci composed and produced the soundtrack for the Broadway Across America/Nickelodeon live stage productions of the hit TV series, Dora the Explorer (‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure’, ‘The City of Lost Toys’ and currently ‘Return to the City of Lost Toys’) which are currently touring interna-tionally. He also wrote and recorded original songs for the live stage production of Thomas & Friends Live™, (both ‘Thomas Saves The Day!’ and most currently, ‘A Circus Comes to Town’).

Minucci composed and produced the soundtrack for the Broadway Across America/Nickelodeon live stage productions of the hit TV series, Dora the Explorer (‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure’, ‘The City of Lost Toys’ and currently ‘Return to the City of Lost Toys’) which are currently touring interna-tionally. He also wrote and recorded original songs for the live stage production of Thomas & Friends Live™, (both ‘Thomas Saves The Day!’ and most currently, ‘A Circus Comes to Town’).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot 100 (from Sweet on You) // Chieli Minucci
  1. Hot 100 (from Sweet on You) // Chieli Minucci
  2. One Stick and a Stone (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  3. Masterpiece (from Masterpiece) // Chieli Minucci
  4. Endless Us // Chieli Minucci
  5. Ozone Alert (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  6. Little Wing (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  7. Hanky Panky Boys (clip 1) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  8. Great Escape (clip 1) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  9. So It Begins (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  10. Two Dancing (clip 1) // Special EFX featuring Chieli MInucci - All Stars
  11. Nasir di Nuevo (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  12. Stars in Your Eyes (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  13. Dance on the Delta (from Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  14. Beautiful Gold (from Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  15. Two Dancing (clip 3) // Special EFX featuring Chieli MInucci - All Stars
  16. Far Away (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  17. New Bop (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  18. Genesis (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  19. Sad Senorita (from World Journeys – Gotham Music GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  20. One Day (from Just Like Magic) // Chieli Minucci
  21. Two Dancing (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli MInucci - All Stars
  22. Jewels – part 1 (from Jewels) // Chieli Minucci
  23. Flows Like Water (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  24. Jimmy Slim (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  25. Crazy Eights (from // Chieli Minucci
  26. Hanky Panky Boys (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  27. Lost Not Found (from World Journeys – Gotham Music GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  28. Hatter Scatter (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  29. The Gift (from It’s Gonna Be Good) // Chieli Minucci
  30. Capetown Jubilee (from Hot Sexy Travels – Gotham Music GM153) // Chieli Minucci
  31. Deep as the Night (from Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  32. Great Escape (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  33. Garden of Eden (from Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  34. Gentle Hands (from Inspire Me – Gotham Music GM194) // Chieli Minucci
  35. Mr. Marzipan clip // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  36. Sunset Passion Juice // Special EFX featuring Chieli MInucci - All Stars
  37. Mirage (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  38. Krazy Kats (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  39. One Stick and a Stone (clip 1) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  40. Flowing Hair (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  41. Sweet Memories of You // Special EFX featuring Chieli MInucci - All Stars
  42. Gamelan Games (from East of the Sun) // Chieli Minucci
  43. Mr. Marzipan (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  44. Yesterdays Memories (from Slice of Life) // Chieli Minucci
  45. Love Is Always Young (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  46. Journeys (from Travels) // Chieli Minucci
  47. Wake Up // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  48. Gathering Wind (from Without You) // Chieli Minucci
  49. Little Wing (clip 1) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  50. Across the Seven Seas (from Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  51. Two Hearts (from Butterfly) // Chieli Minucci
  52. Never Ending Love (from Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  53. Till the End of Time (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  54. The Haunting (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  55. The Juice (from Got it Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  56. Good Times Ahead (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  57. Arise // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  58. Guitarzzz (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  59. Without You (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  60. Kickin’ It Hard (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
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